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Buying earphones: In ear headphone issue

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hello all,

I want to purchase a new pair of earphones. Currently I was using the bose mei2i because they are the only headphones that fit in my ear. All the other IEMS I have tried don't properly fit the canal and either fall out or hurt. I wanted to by the qc20i, but I have read this thread http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide, and want to get a pair of earphones that are truly worth the cost. I was wondering if anyone had the same issue and could help me out.

Thanks so much!
post #2 of 4

I own both the IE2 and the QC20i. You won't find the same kind of fit and comfort on a standard IEM. That being said, I also own many regular IEMs and can wear them for long periods of time. Tip fit seems to be the key. On almost any "appreciation" thread here specifically concerning praising a single IEM, you will find volumes of discussion on which tip works better. I find that the a good starting point with most IEMs is trying out the Sony Hybrid tips.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-EPEX10A-BLK-Replacement-Earbuds/dp/B001RB24UA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391521517&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+earbud+tips

 

These work well for me with Monster Turbines and Apple Dual Driver In Ear Monitors as well as a few others. Another tip that gives decent comfort and isolation is the foam type tip - comply or generic.

 

Here is an example of a generic:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/earbud-replacement-noise-cancellation-memory-foam-tips-Z-/150763932212?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item231a3b0a34

 

Also, wearing an IEM with the cable looped over your ear helps quite a bit with comfort and mitigating cable movement noise.

 

Good luck and welcome to Head-fi!

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hey Bubsdadd

 

between the Monster Turbine and the QC20i, which would you recommend?  And you recommend if I get an IEM to get the sony hybrid tips so they don't fall out constantly?

 

Thanks so much for responding!

post #4 of 4
For sound quality and price, the Turbine and it's variations are the better deal. I use the Turbine as my avatar as it is one of my favorites. I use Sony tips and the comfort and seal works well for me. Everyone has different size ear canals and different tolerances to having a foreign object in the ear canal. As you already own the IE2, I recommend the Turbine and experiment with tips. The Monster Outlet store or Monster's eBay store are pretty good places to find a bargain on turbines.
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